Note visualisation

• Nov 6, 2017 - 12:31

I'm not sure how to see only individual staffs on the keyboard during playback.

The next "problem" is that I would also like to see the notes I'm actually inputting or currently clicking. I'm having trouble with certain cleffs :) I've also had a problem I'm presenting you in the example. So, I'm clicking on the note, hearing something weird, and looking for MuseScore keyboard to help me out, and visualise what it is trying to do. I'm not a great musician, and you can imagine my confusion doing this with lots of accidentals in Alto cleff.

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You cannot hide individual staves on a grand staff (like used for the piano) so if you want to see each individually, you will need to create two pianos with one staff each. You can then hide each piano, You can give it the appearance of a grand staff by inserting the appropriate bracket.

Before I started transcribing classical symphonies, I had no experience with tenor and alto clefs. The treble and bass clefs were no problem because I had played the saxophone and tuba, so I was used to those clefs. I started always using the mouse to put the note on the right line in the tenor and alto clefs until I got used to how the lines related to the treble clef. Using the mouse, you can see where the note will go. If you are using the keyboard and you know you want a B then press B and you will get one.

The weird thing you are hearing in your example is an A in the second measure where it looks like an F. This is because the vertical offset of the chord has been changed. Click the note and look in the inspector. F8 opens and closes the inspector.

I hope this answers all of your questions. If not, ask more.

In reply to by mike320

That was the example I created to present my frustration with having no visual aid.

It sound easy when you say it like that but when I'm working on 20 measures, and changing what the piano left hand is playing on every odd measure, clicking on the note and pressing up arrow twice, copying parts, pasting, moving from one place back... Then I press play and hear something funny but I don't know what it is. It would be of help if one could actually see just what one channel is playing.

Mixer is useless, the frame is just to big to keep it open all the time and mute/sole the channels. On the top of it, even if you do that, you still can see all the staffs mixed on the keyboard, and not just the isolated one.

If there is no option to do this, it may be a good suggestion for future releases.

In reply to by Marko Cronnin

First, put in a feature request: concerning the mixer. It needs to be improved.

That's all it is though, a request with no guarantee it will be acted upon. Some requests I've put in have been implemented, some haven't. The mixer might be the worst feature in MuseScore, mostly because it is use so much and has the potential to do so much more and can do what it does better. There are suggestions and previous discussions about the mixer being redone in the future, but I'm not sure it will happen. I don't know of any major work having been done on it for 3.0 yet.

Next, the A that looked like an F is not something that can be easily done by accident. I'm not sure what you think would help to improve the display of the notes you are entering. Please elaborate.

If you enter a note, it is displayed in the status bar at the bottom left of the MuseScore window. Since you are entering notes, the window will have the focus and the status bar should never be covered up by anything else. If you change several notes at the same time by selecting them and using arrows, they will not be displayed.

There is an abundance of tools to make entering scores easier, perhaps one already exists to help you.

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